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Is Sam Trickett Broke?

Has Sam Trickett Gone Broke?

Sam Trickett is a UK born (East Retford) professional poker player best known for finishing second against Antonio Esfandiari in The Big One for One Drop and for winning pot prize totals of over $10,000,000 in a single swoop. Trickett is currently the fifth highest earner in the entirety of poker tournament history.

Beginning his career in poker following a knee injury in 2005 that saw to the end of his professional football career, Trickett soon became a regular on the Sheffield poker scene. Soon afterward, in 2008, he won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour (known as the GUKPT) Main Event in Luton, accruing a pot prize of $215,178. In the WSOP, he has cashed six times in the 41st Series.

Near the end of 2010, Trickett, joining Phil Ivey, John Juanda and Tom Dwan, entered a string of high-stakes cash games in Macau. Pitted against a series of wealthy Chinese businessmen, Trickett later revealed in a 2011 issue of Bluff Europe that – as a result of these games – he was currently learning Mandarin and had already lightened the team of Chinese entrepreneurs of approximately £1,000,000.

As of 2014, Trickett’s total live tournament winnings exceed $19,877,332, ranking him 5th on the all-time poker money list behind Antonio Esfandiari, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel and Phil Ivey. He has recently signed an endorsement deal with Everest Poker.

Outspoken Tournament Guru

“I’ve not played a £1k tournament in ages”

Trickett is known for his calm, quiet exterior and calculated approach to profiling. Often doing background research on opponents before they’ve even hit the table:

“The one thing I do know is I’m going to need to play a little differently to win it. People are going to be excited at the idea of beating me in a pot, or knocking me out of the tournament. That makes me a target, Antonio’s favorite hand is a 7-9 and he likes to analyse his opponents carefully, flushing out select weaknesses through the use of spontaneous, high raises.”

Trickett is best described as a bookworm player. His strategy contains an array of sophisticated techniques, such as employing surgically precise bluffs, going out of his way to make the possibility of beating him an irresistible prospect, and shifting his strategy just as players begin get ahead of themselves. With a quiet, seemingly unassuming personality and a fierce penchant for spontaneous raises, Sam Trickett is a force to be reckoned with.

Sam Trickett’s Top Five Tournament Cashes

– 2nd place for $10,112,001 at the 2012 WSOP $1,000,000 The Big One for One Drop
– 1st place for $2,111,397 at the 2013 AMPC A$25,000 No-Limit Hold’em -$250,000 Challenge
– 2nd place for $1,384,631 at the 2011 AMPC A$250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em
– 1st place for $ 1,508,258 at the 2011 AMPC A$100,000 + 500 No-Limit Hold’em
– 2nd place for $505,725 at the 2012 WSOP £5,000 No-Limit Hold’em

At the start of 2011, in less than one month, Trickett cashed for over $3,000,000 in Super High Buy-In, No-Limit Small Field Hold’em tournaments. At PCA, he won the $100,000 Buy-In Super High Roller Event. Trickett also won what (at the time) was the second largest buy-in tournament in poker history at the $250,000 Super High Roller event at the Aussie Millions.

In 2011, on November 13th, Trickett claimed a 1st place title at the Main Event of the Cannes Partouche Poker Tour, where he left with €1,000,000.

He is currently regarded as Great Britain’s all-time most successful professional player.

So has Sam Trickett actually gone broke?

Although it nearly was at early points in his career, Trickett’s string of high-figure wins place his career potential in high esteem. Considering that Trickett’s accolades are numerous, and his play style is cautious and research based, I don’t think he’ll be leaving the scene any time soon.

In 2013 Trickett earned additional sporting epilates at the Aspers Casino in London, lightening fellow players of $200,000 during the Premier League Poker VI Tournament, finishing second only to Daniel Shak. Following his record breaking $10,000,000 win, British media interest around Trickett intensified and he quickly became one of the UK’s best known faces of poker. An online documentary on the subject of his early life and One Drop success was commissioned to celebrate his achievements.

With a strong history of competitive earning potential and a guarded style, Sam Trickett is probably one of the top contenders to watch during the next upcoming late 2014 and early 2015 tournaments. Not to mention all of the work he’s doing alongside fellow professionals in Macau. With a bright future ahead of him and a recently announced engagement to PokerTube host Natasha Sandu, things are looking good for Sam Trickett.

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